What’s the Normal Charge for Therapeutic Work?

When it comes to therapeutic and specialty shoeing work, full-time farriers charge an average of $183.64 for setting steel or aluminum shoes. This compares with an average charge of $143.80 for part-time farriers.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study


What Footcare Concerns Have You Dealt with in the Past Month?

Some 87% of full-time farriers had dealt with laminitis issues during the past 30 days. Soft  tissue injuries had been addressed by 78% of farriers in the past month.

Over the past month, 76% of farriers had dealt with navicular issues and 74% with white line disease concerns.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

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